The Museum of Mosaics

The Museum of Mosaics is in the town of Devnya, Bulgaria. It is an in situ museum that is located in a specially constructed building so as to preserve the archaeological discoveries. A big Roman building with exquisite mosaics was discovered in this place during archaeological excavations in 1976. The museum was constructed over some of the foundations of this building.
The ancient building dates back to the time of Emperor Constantine I the Great – the end of the 3rd century – the beginning of the 4th century. It was an urban house (villa urbana) in the Roman town of Marcianopolis which was one of the biggest towns in this part of the empire.
Five of the rooms and the portico are covered in floor mosaics in different colours – some of the best examples of Roman mosaic art found on the territory of Bulgaria. Three of the mosaics are exhibited in situ in the rooms where they were disco
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